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[link]. I have this
Quick google search for:
wifi bluetooth pcie
brought up this: [link]
Which looks like it has great reviews and comes from a reputable company. Should be easy to compare models, just make sure you check to make sure that you're getting something with the latest standards (hit wikipedia for wifi / BT standards and up to date info).
What you very clearly NEED, and you don't think you do, but you do, is Bluetooth. Hear me out.
Connect Bluetooth headphones.
Connect a Nintendo Wiimote and use it as a computer mouse. Or play Pikmin with it - on your PC!
Connect PS4 dualshock controllers - cause we both know they're better than any other game controller out there.
Connect Bluetooth speakers.
Other stuff I'm probably forgetting!
Bluetooth is pretty lifechanging.
For $35. Plus you get wifi.
Go for a pcie card. They always have multiple antennas which can give better speeds and I've always gotten better reception with them because of the external antennas which you can mount at a higher point. Gigabyte had one with work built in Bluetooth which comes in handy.
A USB one can be handy if you need to take it on the go, but for a desktop just get a pcie one.
This is the one I've been using: [link]
> Do motherboards come with cat5 ports,
Yup all consumer motherboards come with Ethernet full stop.
>and no one here cares about wifi?
Most go Ethernet, or Powerline adapter-->Ethernet, for maximum low-latency gaming and max speeds.
>Bluetooth is a must-have,
Bloody right! Nothing like using a Nintendo Wiimote as a mouse for day-to-day use. Also Bluetooth headphones and game controllers!
> but I rarely see adapters included in parts lists.
They do exist, and typically you want to look for wifi AC dual band, Bluetooth 4.2, and an antenna all in one convenient PCIe package.
Most popular choice: [link]
Others exist, I have an intel one it works just fine. Got a Velcro antenna that slaps onto the side of my PC.
Some motherboards also come with wifi, and if they do, they also have Bluetooth, and come with an antenna. Don't forget to plug the thing in. Bluetooth without the antenna is not a life you want to live.
CPU: Very bad choice for CPU, unless your main concern is maxing out Counter Strike and Overwatch FPS on a 240hz monitor. Plus you'll need a z370 motherboard to overclock that 8350k. Reason: it only has 4 cores and 4 threads. Consider replacing it with an i5-8400 which is 6 cores/6 threads.
RAM Get 2666mhz memory as that's the default supported speed by coffee lake. It's like $5 extra if even that. Also make sure you put the RAM in the correct slots to get dual channel whenyou do install it, so you get that sweet dual channel support.
Motherboard Again, you need a z370 to overclock an 8350k. But just get a b360 ATX motherboard. You have an mITX motherboard for an ATX case. No reason to pay all that extra money and lose all that extra connectivity. maybe consider an mATX build with an mATX case and mohterboard? Lots of sweet mATX cases like the Meshify Mini.
CPU Cooler: Yes it will fit. The i5-8400 comes with one. but this will be cooler.
Monitor: not listed. I assume a 1080p monitor?
wifi if you just bought that board cause it has wifi, consider just getting a wifi card. [link]
There are also full atx b360 boards with wifi.
ive been using this one for a year works well and pretty cheap. antenna is magnetic so it can stick to a metal frame case.
To add to what /u/sneacon was saying...
If you're looking to get a wifi card and usb bluetooth dongle, I would make sure you have a 6ft USB extension cord handy too.
I have the PCE-68 model, and keep the antenna magnetized to the top of my tower. My USB bluetooth dongle worked terribly plugged into the back on the tower. It was simply too close to the wifi antenna to work well (Pretty sure that was it anyway.) So I used the usb extension cable to keep the dongle on top of my desk.
HOWEVER... if you need both, and only need it for internet (opposed to fast/bulky network file transfers). I feel like the Gigabyte GC-WB867D will get the job done with a negligible difference. You can sometimes find it for around $30. That's what I paid and use it in my secondary computer.
I'll contribute by saying just get this [link] it's just an Intel 8260 with Bluetooth but at least you get regular driver updates by Intel. Or if you prefer go on ebay find an NGFF pcie wifi adapter and Intel 8265 which is what I did, supports MU-MIMO and newest adapter
People will tell you to post in /r/buildapcforme since they've put in the rules:
> Requests to be given a build.
I will however give you a couple of pointers on your requirements.
2.USB, sure. SD card reader, no. You will get a quality USB 3.0 card reader for a couple of bucks. Don't restrict your options. Plus most cases that feature them use really bottom of the barrel stuff to cut costs. Not worth it.
6.The build-in wireless adapter is no different that buying a pcie x1 wireless adapter. For instance, this adapter, if you zoom in on the card, you'll see that it's essentially an adapter that holds an m.2 wifi adapter. That m.2 is that most boards with "included wifi" use. Again, don't restrict your options.
8.Memory and storage are two different things. Of which you probably need large capacities on both. Storage comes in the form of SDDs (small capacity/fast) and mechanical HDDs (large capacity/slow). That's what you use to store videos. Totally different than memory.
Sorry wasn't more clear, I'm talking about the actual wifi antenna, not an access point or repeater. Plugs into the back on my PC to the internal wireless card with an RP-SMA connection. All I did was insert two three meter cables so I can put my wifi antenna on top of a bookshelf in my office. (The actual access point is in our living room.)
This is my wireless card: [link]
The cord on the current wifi antenna is barely a meter long.
I used this Gigabyte pcie card and was generally happy with it. It performed as well as any wifi card I've ever used, but unfortunately does not work as well as a wired connection.
Don't get a wired nic, board already comes with one
Id get a wifi card that supports ac like this one [link]
Id get a hdd or other storage solution as 500gb will fillup fast with games.
That cooler will be fine if you don't want to oc much. If you want to oc more id get a high end air cooler like a nhd15 or dark rock pro 3.
I have one of these - [link]
I can't complain what so ever, it's fast, super reliable, and native win10 driver support. Adds bluetooth as well, it's been very reliable.
I like a lot of the changes and you did a great job of keeping the builds integrity, while still decreasing the price, thanks a ton!
If I were wanting to have Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities with this build, what would i need to do?
Edit: found this and I think it is pretty good: [link]
I was not impressed with the Asus card either, especially for being as expensive as it is. I promptly returned it.
I went and bought a Intel 7260AC card instead for less than half the price: [link]
It has much better AC performance than any other adapter I've tried. 40-60MB/sec file copy speed from my file server over 802.11ac.
Unfortunately not. However it's comparable to a R9 280 which is current gen. Are you going to use front side USB ports? If not just leave them unplugged. [link] <That, even though it's 3x more, is a REALLY good wifi card for the money. AC wireless & Bluetooth 4.0 compatible. Very well built card.
Here's a much better one than that Linksys USB adapter: [link]
PCIe is much better for wi-fi.
I bought this expansion card 1 month ago. works fine except the bluetooth is failing. I reinstalled drivers and simply won't connect to anything anymore.
this subreddit is for MSI laptops, but i can still try to help. you never mentioned if you are connecting wirelessly or via ethernet but because of the Ethernet driver talk im guessing thats what your using. have you tried a PCIe wireless card? i just put this in my new build
I prefer this one. It is WiFi AC and includes BT4.0 for the same price.
Yeah, I bought a motherboard, and then bought This wifi/BT card. Much better deal.
So I know the common thing here is to shit all over wireless because ping/latency/speeds suck.
That was true years ago. Even somewhat true with N routers/adapters, but not so any more with wireless AC.
I get good enough transfer speeds, around 500Mbps/62.5MB/s peak, (for me - if you actually need gigabit network there is no substitute) and maybe like 1-2ms worse response times. And no cords. It's great.
Gigabyte makes a great adapter for $30 and is probably the best performance for the dollar. (Same as the more expensive Intel AC7260)
The only catch being you do need a quality AC router for this to work, and those tend to run $100+ if you don't already have one...
I have this: Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I [link]
I figured I might as well make my comp AC-ready. Now I have a AC router and I'm glad I went this route initially. Also Bluetooth 4.0. External antenna that has a magnet on the bottom to stick somewhere on your case if you want
This is a really good a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth PCI-e (x1) adapter for only $30.
I got that a while back and its great so far. The antenna has a magnet on it so it will attach to the side of your case easily. I got it because it had dual band and Bluetooth, and because the antenna sticking out the back always got in the way of my video cables.
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I is a dual band WiFi card with Bluetooth. Works perfectly well for me and quite reasonably priced. For me, range is not a problem as distance is around 15 feet. It might work for you too.
Wifi Card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I
The talk about cord vs wireless is BS ever since the 802.11G standard released. Unless you're playing competitively, then it makes 0% difference. There are chances of signal interference if you have concrete walls or sit next to a running microwave.
Other than that, your build looks solid.
I would get this [link] I personally own one and I get full wifi speeds from across my house at 200/50 . It also has Bluetooth with it and is a pretty small form factor with magnets under the antenna so it stays on your case nice and firm.
I have this wifi/bluetooth card
I connected the one connector to the usb header on the motherboard but there is another usb connection on it with no connector that came with the box. I noticed my bluetooth doesnt work. Do I need to run a usb cable from this thing? what is the point of the usb port on the end of this card?
Personally, I was looking at this one because it can do dual band as well as Bluetooth for cheaper than the dual band TP-link card.
I got "Intel dual band wireless Ac 7260" there under device manager. I know that my wireless card I installed in there a Gigabit... Is this the reason that my wifi is so unreliable?
>It very definitely has two. One 16x and one 1x.
Well, it does a hell of a good job blending in :P.
>You haven't made it clear what you'd want that extra slot for.
I plan to fit this in, that is when it goes on sale.
>In some select scenarios it will hold it back to varying degree. Though why would you be bothered about that?
It seems I would be wasting money by not being able to use a card to it's full potential, although maybe I'll go for it, and fit in an i5 later on. Sound like a good idea to you?
I'd get this one instead. Comes with AC and Bluetooth for the same price as the one you have.
I ordered this Gigabyte wireless card for my upcoming Windows 10 build and went looking for drivers that I would need to install, but the Gigabyte support page only indicates drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Did I screw up in ordering this card for Windows 10, or which driver should I install once I build the computer?
I usually avoid USB wireless adapters, they overheat easily and generally have shitty antennas. If gaming over wireless is your only choice, then this might fit your needs.
1) Thanks for the catch!
2) Which one are you referring to here?
3) I'd like to stay under $200; do you have recommendations for something with more power?
4) Is this what you're referring to?
Edited the OP to reflect that, and added a (hopefully) better video card.
The motherboard will only work with wired ethernet connections. You need a wireless card like this one for wireless.
That is a Intel 7260AC wireless card inside a MiniPCIe to standard PCIe adapter. It also has a bluetooth module that connects via USB.
Its one of the better PCIe wireless cards you can buy. You can get drivers directly from Intel's website.
I had it in one of these: [link]
And it worked fine. I guess as long as you have a half size mini pcie slot you should be good to go. This has two connections for the antenna.
If this build is for gaming you can drop the 16GB RAM, 8GB is all that's reasonably needed for gaming. In fact, with the ~$40 or so that you're saving on the RAM, you could make the jump to a Skylake 6600K i5, some DDR4 RAM, and a Z170 motherboard.
R9 390 is much better than the GTX 970 at the same price point so I'd change that out for sure.
The PCE-A68 is incredibly fucking overpriced for what it does, reasonably no one needs Wi-Fi that powerful. In fact, I'd try and avoid Wi-Fi in the first place, instead look into a kit of Powerline adapters (TL/DR: Ethernet flows through your home power wiring). In either case if you have a 100% need for wifi, there's no requirement to spend that much, a GC-WB867D-I will suit you just fine while saving over $60. With that $60 I'm sure you can improve the actual hardware in the build-in fact, pool it with the $40 you're saving from RAM, and you might be able to squeeze an R9 390X.
Just my $0.02. Full parts list?
I had the same thing happen to me when I built my first rig except it was for me, I picked up this for $40 and its great. Also has bluetooth if you ever need it.
Yo bro you should get this wifi card.
Also if your spending that much on a keyboard you should look at a ducky shine 4. Theyre pretty great and the corsairs have shitty software and issues with the leds burning out.
Hey there! I don't have time to submit my full build but I come with a tip! This is for all the college students and those of the master race looking for a deal on a WiFi card!
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card
I lucked out and got this card for $27 when I built my PC. I was looking for something that was 802.11AC WiFi @ close to gigabit and would give my Bluetooth 4.0 without being one of those gaudy and less-performance-based USB dongles. While I use a hardwired connection mainly at school (150D/90U), this is great for when I'm home and not near the router. Its performance is great and it gives a nice clean look to the build if you pop on 2 "rubber-duck" antennas!
Cheers! Good luck everyone!
I did this in my rig as well! Wanted to give my GTX 980 some breathing room.
For anyone looking for an amazing 801.11 AC (close to gigabit) WiFi card with Bluetooth 4.0 here's a great card! I hate those stupid dongles with a passion.
I guess I was looking for a specific suggestion that people have had success with. This Gigabyte seems to be well-rated on Amazon, and i in my price range, but not sure if there are better options...[link]
Almost all adapters are compatible with all routers.
Check what radio your router is (b/g/n/ac), and what band it operates in (2.4Ghz/5Ghz). If you're unsure, just let us know the model number.
You shouldn't have to worry about the compatibility with your motherboard unless your motherboard actually has a wireless adapter built-in. If anything, if you get a PCIe card (recommended), make sure you have the slots to support it.
Personally, I recommend the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I because having bluetooth as an extra is nice.
Any card you'd recommend instead? I don't need AC wifi speeds, but would like a dual-band card, possibly with bluetooth.
Was looking at this Gigabyte card, but over at Jet because the Amazon one is sold out. Any thoughts?
I gave up on trying to fix it. I bought the wireless adapter that came out last month, but it didn't remedy the issue so I ended up buying this wi-fi card with Bluetooth capability and now have a DualShock 4 connected wirelessly. It works perfectly.
I have this as my WiFi/Bluetooth PCI card. It comes with an external antenna that helpfully has a magnet to attach to your case. If you do not attach said antenna, the card will have spotty performance; if you do attach said antenna the card functions gloriously. Only downside is you need a free USB-2.0 header on your motherboard to get the Bluetooth functionality. If you have a spare USB-2.0 header, I recommend this one. I've not had any problems with it, and Windows, Mac, and Linux have all worked with it.
I bought this one [link]
It has bluetooth built in and supports ac wifi with an included external antenna, if you can't or don't want to run an ethernet cable this is probably the best bang for the buck.
I am using a PCI-e card now and it was worth every dime. It's supports 802.11ac and it has bluetooth. The signal is always perfect, whereas USB adapter always dropped signal. I've never had great experiences with USB adapters.
I am using the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I
Does anyone have this bluetooth/wifi card? If so, what do you think of it? I've heard that it works well, but some of the reviews seem to say that the bluetooth 4.0 (which I need to connect VR controllers) doesn't work that well on it.
Unless you buy a pcie Bluetooth card (something like that), a dongle is a great option. They're usually tiny and almost unnoticeable, and a very common solution.
Seems like the antenna for the wireless card? Those 2 connectors might screw into the back and the antenna can be mounted in a higher position. I'm not sure just going on looks
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I [link]
This kinda confirms that it is the antenna for the wireless card in the link above
dude PM me, I have one just laying around. I'll give it to you for free if you pay to ship it. Also has bluetooth. Its not A/C but its good enough i gamed on it for years.
its this model. just the older version i believe.
Are you connected via the 5Ghz frequency?
Generally a PCIe wifi card will be more reliable and give you better speeds. This is my go to card. Got these in a couple of my systems and they work great.
This Gigabyte WiFi card is quite the favorite.
It's a pretty fast WiFi card that also comes with Bluetooth 4.2 capability. It advertises a high speed wireless connection up to 867 Mbps. A very nice combo for only $34.
There are no direct dedicated internal Bluetooth adapters, but there are WLAN adapters that also has Bluetooth capabilites as well, like this one.
You need a wireless card for wireless, yes. I'd recommend a nice one with a bluetooth thing and a nice big antenna. This card gets the /r/buildapc choice award: dual band, huge antenna, BT 4.2 support, wifi AC
The OTHER option is to use a powerline adapter, so you can still use ethernet without running cables more than a couple feet. That's strongly recommended if you're into online gaming, or if you have a super fast connection and want to get the full speed and not have to deal wireless
The OTHER OTHER option is to buy a wifi USB stick. We really don't recommend this no one does don't do this.
If you are willing to spend a bit more this is by far your best value option and you also get Bluetooth connectivity.
You are going to want one of these:
Had one for a while and it is good, aren't really going to find a deal on one though, I had one and just sold it here for 25 bucks, it went in a matter of hours.
as far as I know, I never actually tried it, it uses a PCIe 1x slot for wifi, but a usb 2.0 header for bluetooth to be a generic bluetooth adapter
I spam this whenever ppl ask about wifi cards. I bought this and it works perfectly.
Motherboards not generally come with a wifi card, so you will most likely need to buy one. I would recommend buying a combo wifi and Bluetooth card so that you can have Bluetooth capacity as well. This card has good reviews and goes for about $30 on Amazon.
I have this one. It's a little more expensive, but it has bluetooth support which is amazing if you don't already have it.
You may not think you want bluetooth, but you can do varying things with your phone, dependent on the phone's abilities. You can sync it to a wireless speaker to play music from you computer in a different room, you can use it to sync gamepads like DualShock3, DualShock4, and WiiMotes. Awesome for couch gaming and Wii emulators. There are also bluetooth SNES/NES/etc gamepads.
Also, it comes with a detached antenna, so if your tower is under a desk or something you can put the antenna on top of the desk for better signal.
Do you know if this would work for my PC. Do they tend to have compatibility issues with hardware or should I be fine?
Practically not at all.
The ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming is nice.
The Gigabyte adapter it's nice, AC support and a antenna that's not tied directly to the back of your PC.
Maybe like 20% more?
Dude get this. My sister has the exact same computer and we got that for it. It's super easy to install (take off the side, plug in to PCI port, plug Bluetooth cable in to available plug on the moherboard if you want Bluetooth, put the side back on and then screw the wifi receiver on to the back. Boot up computer and use the disc to install drivers). This thing works perfectly for both wifi and bluetooth and I'm very happy with it.
I can't remember the exact model, but I think I may have gotten it on sale now that I looked at the prices of their cards.
This car looks good. It's a little pricier but still in your budget. It also has Bluetooth too which is nice to have.
It could be a quality control issue on TP Link's end. You could see if being closer to the router makes the ping issue go away. The adapter you have currently is only 2.4GHz so you won't be able to try jumping to the 5GHz band to avoid congestion. Lastly I'd try removing and reinstalling the drivers. If you do end up replacing it then I would consider this adapter as it is dual band and for the price includes Bluetooth. Hasn't given any issues to 3 people I know who use it.
Sorry, I don't have any recommendations. I fucking hate WiFi outside of phones and laptops. 802.11n or even better 802.11AC (though no benefit if your AP isn't AC). 5GHz will help, especially if you have neighbors. This one seems popular but it's out of stock for the next few days.
If you're concerned about latency for gaming and a wired connection isn't an option, then you might want to consider using a PCI-E wifi card instead of a more expensive USB wifi stick. The only "latency increase" I can think of is (perhaps) some additional processing time required because of the USB interface, rather than the more direct connection provided by a PCI-E slot; this would be an issue no matter how expensive of a USB stick you went and bought, as it's a limitation of USB itself, not of the stick.
I honestly couldn't advise either way, as I've never really noticed any latency issues over the USB wireless-ac card I have on my LAN box.
If you'd like a recommendation for a decent PCI-E wireless card, I would stand behind this one that u/jamvanderloeff recommended earlier in the thread for $30.
I got this and was amazed at the range on both the wifi and bluetooth [link]
Edit: three people just recommended in the time it took me to look up the card and paste it here. This is the one.
There are no problems with getting this PCI, right? And I could also get the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming instead of the Windforce as well if I wanted to?
>one PCI-E slot
You have 3. They're just in different sizes. Assuming you have a dual-slot GPU, you have a PCIe x1 card slot available at the bottom.
You can put a PCIe x1 Wifi card into the slot, or use a USB card. A USB card won't be able to drive the bandwidth that a PCIe x1 one would, but it'd be good enough for up to 100Mbps.
Looks like it goes up to 802.11 AC which means it has decent throughput. I did notice it has internal antennas which usually means its range is usually weaker than ones with external. If you take a jab at replacing the PC's wifi card I would consider this.
The most basic 802.11 n I want to say does 300 megabits per second so wireless n will be able to handle 50 down / 20 up. Though I can tell you your problem the TP-Link adapter. Same router was used both tests, and if you held the phone near the PC the signal was travelling through the same walls and the same distance. The speed difference between the phone's wifi and the PC's was massive. I would try swapping out to either this wifi card or a powerline adapter.
For your WiFi/Bluetooth you'll need to install:
in one of your PCI-e slots.
You also didn't post a budget of what you are willing to spend. If you are on a budget, I would look for maybe a 500GB Kingston brand SSD to where you could save ~$30-$50 in that department.
I don't see that you have a CPU cooler. I personally own the Kraken X61 and think it would be a perfect addition to this gaming build, if you could afford it. The CAM software it comes with allows you to change fan speeds and LEDs at any time; perfect for hardcore gaming.
I would also spend the extra $30 on an i5-6600k, just in case you ever feel like you want to OC to expand your gaming capabilities.
Other than that, I think you're good. Make sure your 480 can fit in that MicroATX case though.
Hope I could help.
It looks like you don't have anything below your video card so you should have a free pcie x1 slot just below your video card. I did a brief search and they seem to average around 50-60 dollars. I found one that also does Bluetooth which is kinda nifty. Here's a link [link]
If you want to search around your search terms are "pcie x1 wireless ac". You probably have a regular pci open in there as well so you could check "pci wireless ac" but make sure it comes up with pci stuff and not pcie because they are different.
I might be having this available in the future if you are still looking by then.
Thanks for your input! I live in an apartment and the only place I can hardwire is in the bedroom I don't live in (roommate). So would my best bet be something like the below?
This way I have wi-fi and bluetooth capabilities. Would something like this fit in the case under the media build?
Alright, well.. that router is very good. I am not sure if you made the mistake and mean the Netgear Nighthawk? I can't find the Asus Nighthawk.
Regardless if it got the dual band, then you want to get this beauty. This is a very well reviewed AC WiFi (5GHz) & Bluetooth 4.0 card. If you want to use the bluetooth you have to connect a wire into a USB 2.0 header on the motherboard. But the WiFi works without connecting anything.
That card should have no problem connecting to your router, even if it needs to push through a few walls.
Haven't seen any deals on ones that I've seen recommended before. However, I see this one get recommended a lot (I also own it) in case you don't find any others. It works great.
I'm assuming by LAN wall adapter you are referring to powerline adapters? Which in that case you should buy one from bestbuy and test it out. I personally was unable to buy one as my house doesn't have a lot of plugs. Most of the ones that support pass-through block the outlet above, and aren't capable of powering a surge protector.
Okay, Thanks! I'll look this one up, anything is better than what I'm getting now.
EDIT: Is this the one you have, by chance?
Yep you'll need one. I recommend this one by Gigabyte if you can find it somewhere
This seems to be the only PCI bluetooth card that has acceptable reviews that I can find anywhere. Even still, you need to plug the card into a USB header on the mobo to have bluetooth functionality...bottom line is you ARE using USB for bluetooth, period. Unless you use a laptop.
Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I [link] I have this one and it works great! I'm really far away from my router and this card makes it as if I was right next to it
this one from Gigabyte is super popular. but anything with Dual Band, AC, External Antenna, good reviews, is a good buy. also depends if you want bluetooth. I personally own an intel 7260 and while yes it was $50 it works incredible.
I used this for years with no issues. I don't use it while at school, but at home where my wireless is almost as great as my wired at school it works excellently.
Hey, I just built my pc, but am having trouble with the wlan adapter -it's this one: Gigabyte GC WB867D I tihnk it uses the PCIe Express x1 slot, but my graphic card is blocking it (my mainboard is the MSI B350 Tomahawk). I don't understand the table in the motherboard manual and none of the other slots are the same size. Does anyone know if/how I can still install the wlan adapter?
You'd be surprised what the difference of a few feet off to the side can do to a WiFi signal ;)
I love recommending this guy because it kinda does everything. Bluetooth, full modern WiFi spectrum and an antenna you can move (to combat the stipulation above).
I have a Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV Bluetooth 4.2/Wireless AC/B/G/N Band Dual Frequency 2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz Expansion Card. And I think it's pretty great for WiFi gaming. Should suit your needs.
So you can't make it work without this bracket? It's in the back no one's gonna see it, make it fit. Aren't these ac Bluetooth WiFi cards like $40 new, why did you buy used? Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV Bluetooth 4.0/Wireless AC/B/G/N Band Dual Frequency 2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz Expansion Card [link]
I would definitely still get the HDD. I’m am advocate for as much space as possible, but I am a bit of a data hoarder. As for wifi adapters the best value, in my opinion, are the PCI-e adapters with AC in the ~$40 range. I forget the exact model number of mine, but I have a $35 gigabyte PCI-e with AC wifi and bluetooth and it’s been great.
Edit: I have this wifi card. It is worth noting it has some issues in rare cases with 5GHz networks, but I've contacted support about it and hope we can get a driver fix out for it.
Edit: As for the GPU compatibility issue, whether that impacts things depends on the layout of the case and I’m not familiar with that one in particular so can’t say.
This isn’t a dongle but I use this expansion card and it’s been able to connect my DS4, XB1 Controller and my switch controller with no issues. I haven’t tried to pair my headphones to it yet though.
Go with Ryzen 5 1600 and ditch the cooler and get B350. You save some money and have neat identical performance.
I use the 1600+1080+dell 24 1440p144hz set up and get 50-60 FPS witcher 3 ultra in 4k
Could go for larger SSD if you make these changes.
Also no need for a sound card with these changes.
I'd get this wireless card: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV Bluetooth 4.2/Wireless AC/B/G/N Band Dual Frequency 2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz Expansion Card [link]
Also get 2 NZXT 140mm fans ($20) and use the s340's 2 120mm fans for outtake.
So I bought this wifi card [link]
to go with my h110m mobo, but my computer isn't recognizing it. Also, it said to usb connect it to f_usb, but my mobo only has j_usb?
They're not integrated, they're usually in an mPCIe slot or mSATA slot. I would return the one you bought, and just get a complete unit like this one:
Then you won't have to buy antennae for it as well.
Do you know you'll need the Blu Ray drive? Because most people don't include an optical drive in their build anymore as they are usually not used anymore.
Also get the G2 or G3 650W. The NEX is an older and crappier model. Also get a SSD. A build that expensive without a SSD doesn't make sense.
Also you can get Bluetooth and Wi-Fi combo cards which are cheaper